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The strawberry daiquiri and other loathsome drinks

31-03-2011 | By: Scott Tyrer | Category: Cocktails Opinions Rum & Cachaca Tastings

There’s a quote from a video on YouTube that I’ve been thinking about lately: “Wankers drink Strawberry Daiquiris.” » More

Wine & Bread

Missing the next big thing?

30-03-2011 | By: Garry Clark | Category: Opinions

Choosing wines for your list can be difficult sometimes. Perhaps we can be a bit too blinkered in our choices and the rationale behind them. » More

The business side of leisure

So is Groupon good for restaurants?

25-03-2011 | By: Howard Graham | Category: Opinions Business Service USA

Groupon have been operating in the US and the UK for some time now, and there is a considerable difference of opinion as to whether or not they represent a good deal for restaurants » More

The spirit of wine

Tasting Psycholgy

21-03-2011 | By: Mark Deamer | Category: Opinions Events Tastings

what happens when you tinker with a well trodden format? » More

From food to wine

Is Pinot Grigio really the new Chablis? I hope not

22-02-2011 | By: Christine Parkinson | Category: Opinions Wines

I was in a smart hotel lounge the other day, the sort where wine and snacks are free. The white wine happened to be Chablis:quite a result, I thought » More

Leeds bartending

Hereditary bias

17-02-2011 | By: Scott Tyrer | Category: Opinions Spirits & Cocktails

Working the bar one night and this guy comes in that I’ve seen before a couple of times, he tends to be a little bit loud and garish, taking the notoriety of being part of the bar ‘scene‘ too far, we all know the type. » More

Imbibe Editor

It's open

17-02-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Wines Business Service

Can of worms, Pandora’s box... whatever you want to call it, deciding to write about BYO earlier this month kicked off a fair bit of comment from within the trade » More

Peach Pubs

The iPad cometh?

15-02-2011 | By: Jo Eames | Category: Opinions Service

It was only a matter of time before I was handed my first wine list on iPad. And it happened last week, over lunch at the new Montpelier Chapter in Cheltenham, the hotel formerly known as Kandinsky. » More

A master of wine lists

Wine complaint

14-02-2011 | By: Ronan Sayburn | Category: Opinions People Wines Service

The other day we had a complaint about wine service in one of our hotels, to be honest this is quite rare but i rang the customer to find out what had happened... » More

The spirit of wine

Groundhog Day

09-02-2011 | By: Mark Deamer | Category: Opinions Events Wines Australia Tastings

Australia day tasting came upon us again. anyone remember when it was exciting? Remember when there were lots of smaller producers? Remember when the winemakers used to think it important to attend? » More

Imbibe Editor

Marking up

28-01-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Opinions Wines Business Service

I’ve had a few sommeliers call me up in varying states of fury and dismay over the last few weeks to point out an article pointing the finger at restaurant wine mark-ups that appeared in Decanter » More

Wine & Bread

Its a new year, but we face the same old challenges

24-01-2011 | By: Garry Clark | Category: Opinions

As we settle in to a new year and a new decade I feel remarkably positive about the year ahead » More

The spirit of wine

A New Year. Out With The Old and in with the.........Old

16-01-2011 | By: Mark Deamer | Category: Opinions Wines Business

When you are putting your next wine list together, how many of those wines will actually be new? Is the golden age of wine choice dead? » More

Imbibe Editor

Hasta la vista baby

12-01-2011 | By: Chris Losh | Category: Matching Opinions Wines Tastings

The idea of a ‘robo-nose’ might be a step too far, but there’s something to be said for using technology in food and wine matching » More

The Blind Tiger

The End of Binge Britain? An Act to Repress the Loathsome Sin of Drunkenness

05-01-2011 | By: The Baron | Category: Opinions Gin Beers Business England News

So the Conservative lead government have an answer to the great British problem of binge drinking. This masterstroke is supposedly encouraged by the previous Labour Government’s policy of late licenses, which, ironically, was initially seen as a solution in itself. » More

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